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  • Obama Shortening Australian Visit to Spend More Time in Indonesia

    03/15/2010 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 784+ views
    verunserum ^ | 3/15/10 | Morgen
    Allies? Who needs allies? From today’s Sydney Morning Herald (emphasis added): Barack Obama’s trip to Australia is going ahead but his 24-hour visit will be contained to Canberra. The US President will address Federal Parliament on March 26 after flying from Bali the day before and dining with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Lodge. Mr Obama’s shortened itinerary – which allows him to spend more time in Indonesia – will include a meeting with Governor-General Quentin Bryce and a range of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Australia-US alliance. Mr Obama was forced to ditch his original...